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The death penalty has been part of the human races legal system for centuries Civilians claim that the death penalty is necessary to reduce criminal acts to provide society with protection from criminals Whether or not the death penalty should be banned from society or not has been questioned by the legal system for years The death penalty doesnt protect society from criminals it is not an effective way to prevent or reduce crime and it provides greater risks of executions of innocent people so therefore the death penalty fails to deter crime and should be banned worldwide Our legal system can make wrongful and irreversible errors in investigating whether or not a person is innocent An example of a person committed of a crime that he did not actually commit who was sentenced to death was Derek Bentley Bentley was a British teenager hanged for the murder of a police officer committed in the course of a burglary attempt The murder of the police officer was committed by a friend of Bentleys and then the government claimed it was a joint enterprise and Bentley was executed Selwyn Web If a person was convicted of being guilty then later proved to be innocent you can release himher from prison but cant release them from the dead The death penalty doesnt reduce the amount of criminal acts that are committed Homicide rates are higher in states with the death penalty than the states without it Deterrence Web The death penalty is also more expensive than life in prison The high costs are due to the complicated legal process which is mostly the trial stages It doesnt matter if the defendant is convicted or not there are a lot of expenses in a death penalty case The death penalty could apply to anyone who the legal system thinks is guilty of committing a ferocious crime The penalty doesnt only apply to people with the worst crimes but
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